Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
- Ph.D., French Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1993
- Maîtrise en Lettres modernes, mention très bien, Université Charles de Gaulle (Lille III, France), 1988
- M.A., French Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1987
- B.A., Highest Honors, French Literature, University of California at Davis, 1985
- Modern French language and literature, especially poetry and fiction
- Old French language and literature
- Old French literature
- Poetry and translation
- French-English literary translation
Dr. Molly Lynde-Recchia is an affiliated faculty member of the global and international studies program and is a professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. She is also affiliated with WMU's Medieval Institute.
Lynde-Recchia’s research and teaching specialty is Old French language and literature, and her publications in this area include two books. Her first, "Prose, Verse, and Truth-Telling in the Thirteenth Century" (French Forum, 2000), deals with the function and aesthetics of literary form and the shift from verse to prose in early thirteenth-century France. Her second book resulted from a sabbatical leave project involving manuscript study in France and is the first critical edition of Wauchier de Denain’s "Vie seint Marcel de Lymoges [Life of Saint Martial of Limoges]" (Droz, 2005). She is co-editor-in-chief of Transference, the department’s literary journal featuring poetry in English translation from the languages taught in the department.